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Jackson Co. Sheriff's Dept. warns residents of recent phone scams

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department have been receiving reports of potential phone scams in the area. The Jackson County Sheriff's Department have been receiving reports of potential phone scams in the area.
JACKSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department have been receiving reports of potential phone scams in the area.

A subject who is identifying himself as "James Davis", a deputy at the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, is calling people and requesting them to call "Shawn Woods", who he identifies as someone who works for the IRS.

When people receive these calls, the number shows up as the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, and the IRS number that shows up is based out of Washington, D.C..

When people answer, they are told to send money to the IRS in the form a Money Gram immediately or risk being arrested.

The caller tells people that if they do not send the money, the IRS will file liens on cars, homes and 401K accounts.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department believes these calls to be a part of recent phone scams that have been occurring in the area.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department requests that people who receive these types of calls to call the department at 618-684-2177 to verify employee names.

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